Jock Mackinlay of Tableau Software on "Visual Interfaces for Databases" and information visualization demos by Jeff Heer of U.C. Berkeley, Josh On of They Rule, and Mike Migurski and Eric Rodenbeck of Stamen Design with Mappr, introduced by BayCHI's Rashmi Sinha.
Jock Mackinlay coined the term "information visualization" and, with Stuart Card and Ben Schneiderman, edited the canonical "Readings in Information Visualization." As director of user interface at Tableau Software, Jock is working to help us make better sense of more information in less time.
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The visualization demos start with Vizter, by Jeff Heer of U.C. Berkeley. Vizter culls information from Friendster's public user profiles to display a web of relationships and interests. Next, Josh On demonstrates They Rule, a visual exploration of the interlocking boards of directors of U.S. companies. Finally, Mike Migurski and Eric Rodenbeck of Stamen Design demonstrate several projects, starting with Mappr, which presents the geographical data associated with Flickr images to reveal unexpected relationships, such as a visual tour of Route 66, the state capitols, or circuses around the country.
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